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Very close to Byron, in a clean property, we grow certified organic vegetables and supply to local shops and farmers' markets , all year long... Animals on farm are Cows, Horses, Dogs, Cat, Ducks, Chickens and much wildlife
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
We will share all we know (and don't know) about our organic production system of growing (too..) many varieties of vegies so you will know more about how to grow and when. Byron is known for it's diversity and on the farm there is always a mix of different people that will be happy to assist and share - we have no agenda , only the will to live of the land and grow. The proximity to Byron assures that one will never get bored ...
Mullumbimby is 10 minutes away, Gold Coast 50 mins away- the farm is close to the highway ,beach and all of the local attractions and hotspots.
Being small scale Certified Organic productive farm ,we do most work by hand - you will help us with soil preparation, planting , weeding , cropping and packing.
Tasks are mostly under the elements so some physical endurance is a must - we don't look for top athletes however if your back or knees are sensitive, this is not for you..
We have a clear preference for long stays with an official minimum of 4 weeks - that can be flexible according to previous experience , skills and circumstances.
The hours (5 a day ,not including mid morning break , 5 days ) can be flexible with consideration to the season, weather and your needs if any. Weekends are mostly off unless you want to come help at the Bangalow farmers market and meet the locals -or if (rarely )the weather changed our week days plans.
English, Flemish, Spanish,Hebrew (as at 16/4/19)
Built rooms on a private area of the property. We try to cater for privacy as in 1 person in a room or two at most. There is one bigger room for couples of any gender. We aim to have boys and girls in separate rooms but this doesn't always work out , let us know if you have a problem with that..
Communal well equipped kitchen at your service - we supply vegetarian ingredients including all needed for your meals and you prepare your food, Meat is just fine but you'll need to get it yourself..
The share house has a washing machine, hot shower & compost toilet.
The volunteers area is apart from the main house so they are "left alone" to do their own thing - no TV, little internet reception depending on what provider your phone plan is with e.g. Telstra/Optus/Vodaphone - (WiFi available at the main house and for short communications only ) that can be a cultural experience by itself... slow down, look inside, outside and enjoy the ride !
We aim to have 4 helpers, with capacity for 6 helpers at any given time. Booking in advance is important.
Byron bay is 12 minutes drive away, Mullumbimby 10 minutes... closest shops (IGA and more) 7 minutes
Public transport in the Byron shire is not very developed - however there are always people coming in and out the farm so commuting is easy if you plan ahead . Some rides can be arranged ,mood depending..
We pick up on arrival to Byron , so if you don't have a car worry not.
We have couple of bicycles you can get on and go places (when they're not broken...)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Flexible 25 hours per week, weekends off
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